Two of the clubs coaches were celebrating at the recent Bishop Auckland youth awards,

This year's Bishop Auckland Town Youth Awards attracted a record number of nominations and at the Town Hall on Monday 26th the Special Award winners were announced.

Hosts for the evening, The Mayor of Bishop Auckland Councillor Adam Zair and Andy Mitchell from Bishop FM told a packed audience that the standard and calibre of nominations had been exceptional.

Winning £500 for their Team, Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club, the Coach of the Year 2017 award was shared between Matt Porter and Lee Tinkler.

Councillor Zair said ‘What a fantastic evening!“

“As a Council we wanted to celebrate the fantastic young people we have here in Bishop Auckland.  The quality of the nominations exceeded all expectations and we are really proud of the amazing young sports people, volunteers, carers and school achievers here in our Town’

Anya Milne was also nominated but didnt win this year.